If you are arrested and charged with federal drug conspiracy, it is important to know what you are up against. Federal drug conspiracy charges are a very serious matter, and can result in lengthy prison sentences. In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of federal drug conspiracy law, and what you can expect if you are convicted.
Who can be arrested for federal drug conspiracy charges?
Under federal law, conspiracy charges can be filed against anyone who assists someone else in trying to distribute drugs.
This includes people who provide money or materials to help with the distribution, as well as those who simply provide information about where and when drugs will be available. It is important to note that you do not need to actually have any drugs.
A person is guilty of a drug conspiracy charge if:
Any person who attempts or conspires to commit any offense defined in this subchapter shall be subject to the same penalties as those prescribed for the offense, the commission of which was the object of the attempt or conspiracy.21 U.S. Code § 846
Are there any defenses available for federal drug conspiracy charges?
Yes, there are several possible defenses available for federal drug conspiracy charges. One common defense is that the defendant did not know about the drugs or was not aware that what he was doing was illegal.
Another defense is entrapment – this occurs when law enforcement officials induce someone to commit a crime they would not otherwise commit.
What are potential punishments for federal drug conspiracy charges?
If you are convicted of federal drug charges, you could face a lengthy prison sentence. The exact sentence will depend on the specific circumstances of your case, but it is not uncommon for those convicted to receive sentences of many years in prison.
In addition, you may also be fined heavily and ordered to forfeit any property or assets that were used in connection with the conspiracy.
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Federal drug charges are a very serious matter and should not be taken lightly. If you are facing these types of charges, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. At Seddiq Law, we offer free consultations for people who have been charged with a federal crime.
Our attorneys have decades of experience and have handled over 400 federal cases. We understand the complex nature of federal criminal law and will fight tirelessly to defend your rights. Our attorneys will contact you within 2 hours.